Avoiding Collisions

Widespread use of the Automatic Identification System (AIS) may be closer than you think.

Automatic Identification System

ON TARGET: Simrad's A170.

Automatic Identification System

Furuno's detailed F100 generates detailed "other ship" info on radar.

Automatic Identification System

ON WATCH: Many manufacturers are already building non-SOLAS versinos of their "Class A" commercial AIS units, like the GlobalWatch2 from ACR.

Automatic Identification System

Automatic Identification System

THIS EASY: AIS could be simplified, and much cheaper, with a few innovations that fit nito a handheld.